Posts Tagged ‘WDFW’

WDFW Now Accepting Applications For Master Hunter Program

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Attention Washington hunters! Do you have what it takes to be a MASTER HUNTER? Well, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has the program for you!

According to a press release, the WDFW is now accepting applications for its Master Hunter program. This program screens and enlists experienced hunters to help in controlled hunts in order to remove “problem animals” – any animal that has damaged property or been a threat to public safety. This can include wolves, bears, mountain lions, or any other animal that is known to be a threat.

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WDFW Asks Anglers: Lay Off the Barbs!

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Fishing enthusiasts who enjoy catching salmon and steelhead from the Columbia River will be getting a polite request from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife next year: “Please stop using barbs.”

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Using barbless hooks can help protect wild salmon in the Columbia River. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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WDFW begins Accepting Applications For ALEA Grants Next Month

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Are you a hunting, fishing, or outdoor enthusiast? Do you live in the State of Washington? Do you get really excited about helping preserve your state’s amazing fish and wildlife? Well, then the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to hear from you!

According to a press release, the WDFW will begin accepting grant applications on Dec. 1 for volunteer-based projects aimed at benefiting the state’s population of fish and wildlife. The grants will be funded by the Aquatic Land Enhancement Account and will provide reimbursement for volunteer projects that work towards the conservation of fish and wildlife or promote public enjoyment of the state’s native species. Both organizations and individuals are encouraged to apply.

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Spring Razor Clam Season Open Now!

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

wdfwlogoThe Washington Department of Fish and Game (WDFW) has given the “go-ahead” for the March razor clam season to begin along Washington beaches.

“The results of marine toxin tests are in, confirming that clams are safe to eat, and clearing the way for the spring’s first razor-clam digs on ocean beaches,” reports WDFW. As a result, the season opened yesterday, March 26, and will continue through April 1 at various Washington beaches.

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Spring Chinook and Sturgeon Seasons Set for Oregon and Washington

Friday, February 19th, 2010

odfw_logoOregon and Washington just adopted spring Chinook salmon and sturgeon fishing seasons for the Columbia and Willamette rivers yesterday during a joint state hearing, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

The Columbia River spring Chinook seasons are based on a forecast of 470,000 returning upriver spring Chinook, said ODFW. As a conservative measure, the two states decided to adopt a 40 percent buffer, leaving a combined harvest guideline of 17,200 fish in the sport fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam. Similarly, the sturgeon seasons are based on a recreational harvest guideline of 19,200 fish, including 3,600 in the Willamette.

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Tentative Razor Clam Digs Scheduled in Washington

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Razor Clam DigThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that razor clam diggers will be privy to a five-day dig scheduled to begin January 27 as well as a tentative dig in late February.

Both dig openings are contingent upon marine toxin tests showing that the clams are safe to eat.

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Razor Clam Season Opens Today in Washington

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced earlier this week that a series of razor clam digs have been scheduled to begin today, Friday, October 16, on a number of Washington beaches. The scheduled digs come following multiple tests confirming safe marine toxin levels in the clams.

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Steelhead Fishing Starts Today, 9.29.09

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Today, September 29, hatchery steelhead fisheries open on the upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan rivers, according to a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) press release.

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